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Thanks for reading and commenting about my blog postings. My goal is to accurately document the genealogy of my family and allied families living in Chesterfield County, SC and Anson County, NC. If you have a Chesterfield County surname you are interested in please send me an e-mail.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~William Alexander McCall, Civil War Soldier and Shoemaker


William Alexander McCall
b. 1 March 1831
d. December 7, 1875
bu. St. David’s Cemetery

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Photo’s courtesy of Julious Burr
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Photo’s courtesy of Julious Burr

William A. McCall was born 1 March 1831 a son of Duncan McCall and Nancy Ann (LNU) McCall.1

On 6 February 1851, William Alexander married Anna Elizabeth Purvis, b. 1 October 1832, a daughter of James Purvis. They had five sons and one daughter of which one son died as an infant.2 3

William Alexander was a Private in the 8th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, CSA enlisting on 14 April 1861, for three years. 4

On 16 February 1865 - William A. McCall was captured at Sampson County, NC. Sent from Newbern NC, by Capt. Perkins, Union Army, to Hart's Island, New York Harbor. He was released 16 June 1865. G.O. #109, dated 6 June 1865.
William spent a lot of time on special assignment at the Charleston Arsenal.
William A. McCall, Pvt., 1st SC Art'y signed an oath of allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to at Hart's Island, NY Harbor on 16 June 1865. His place of residence is listed as Chesterfield District, SC. His vital statistics are listed as : -- light complexion, light hair, blue eyes and 5' 8 1/2" tall.

William Alexander McCall died on 9 January 1875, and was buried at the St. David's Church Cemetery. 5 

After his death, his wife Ann Elizabeth applied for and was granted a pension for his service during the Civil War.6

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Ann Elizabeth Purvis McCall died on 9 January 1925 and was buried beside her husband, William Alexander in the St. David's Church Cemetery.7  













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[1] McCall Family Bible.
[2] "Record for Confederate veterans , 1909 -1973," SC Department. of Archive & History (SCDAH), SCDAH Database Search (http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx : viewed 20 June 2012), , "Pension application Ann Elizabeth McCall," pages 1 & 2; Series: S126088, Item 02529.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 June 2011); Memorial page for Anne Elizabeth Purvis McCall; (1 October 1831–9 January 1925); Find a Grave memorial # 66227572, Citing Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[4]Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 20 June 2012), entry for William A. McCall, Private; Company 'C', 8th Regiment South Carolina Infantry; Confederate.
[5] "Record for Confederate veterans , 1909 -1973," SC Department. of Archive & History (SCDAH), SCDAH Database Search (http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx : viewed 20 June 2012), , "Pension application Ann Elizabeth McCall," pages 1 & 2; Series: S126088, Item 02529.
[6] Ibid.
[7] Anna E. McCall, death certificate 000465 (9 January 1925), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Will of Hugh Moore Smith

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Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog. 

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
Today’s subject is the Last Will and Testament of Hugh Moore Smith, 2 November 1888.1


WILL of Hugh M. Smith, pg 1
Will H. M.Moore, pg 2
HUGH MOORE SMITH WILL
State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
In the name of God Amen I, H. M. Smith in the Sate and county aforesaid Being of Sound Mind and Memory do make and Publish this my Last Will and Testament I give and bequeath to my Wife Mary C. Smith all of my Real and Personal Property Except one chestnut Sorrel mare colt which I give to Peter H. H. Smith my youngest Son Provided he does stay with his Mother until he is twenty one years of age and keeps Sober and Labours Industriously I request that all my books Be equally divided at my Death Between all of my children and my wife Mary C. Smith to have and to hold all of the above named Property with the Exception as above mentioned and to Make Sales and changes in Purchasing Else where If in her Judgement It seems Proper with the advise <sic> of J. F. Smith whom I appoint Executor for this my Last will and Testament and I Further more request that Peter H. M. Smith my youngest Son and Dora Louizer Smith mu youngest Daughter be sent to School Eighteen months Each and the Expenses of Same
Page 2
Be Paid out of the Property or means given or Bequeathed to her By me and If She Fails to do so then the Said J. F. Smith may sell such property as she can best do without to defray Ballance <sic> of the Expences of Said Schooling and apply It to the same I Further more request that at her Death all Be Sold and Divided Equaly Between My children and that If at any Time of her Life She Sees Fit to sell and Divide She is at Liberty to Do So after Reserving one third for her Self Dividing the Remainder Equally among all of my children.
I do nominate and appoint My Son J. F. Smith to be the Executor of This my Last will and testament in Testimony whereof I have Subscribed my names and set my Seal this the Second day of Nov in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Eighty eight Signed Sealed Delivered in presents <sic> of}
Witness}                                                    Hugh M. Smith {LS}
Jno. T. Allen
R. L. Allen
W. T. Edgeworth

I haven’t researched Hugh Moore Smith so I only have a small amount of data to provide about him. He's in my database because of his marriage unto my Sellers line. 

 
Hugh Moore Smith was born about 1829n to Neill Smith. He was twice married; his first wife was Sarah A. Sellers. They had 1 child J. Frank Smith. Sarah died in December 1859.  
 
Hugh next married Mary Carolina Copeland in 1870-1871. He’ is listed as single in the 1870 Census and after marriage his first born, a daughter, arrived on 29 December 1871.
Hugh and Mary would have three daughters and two sons. 
 
I have no data on Mary Caroline Copeland but have heard that she married a ‘Moore” after the death of Hugh Smith. 
 
Hugh Moore Smith wrote his will on 2 November 1888 and passed away on  August. 14, 1889 according to his tombstone. Hugh is buried in the Smith Family Cemetery, Ruby, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
 
 
 





 
 
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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19418-2674-62?cc=1911928 : accessed 27 September 2015), Chesterfield &gt; Probate Court, Estate records &gt; 1865-1927 &gt; Cases 0758-0829 &gt; image 1360-1361 of 1603; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

























Sunday, September 27, 2015

Census Sunday~Jesse Freeman, b. 1838


Jesse Freeman, b. 1838, son of Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis Freeman appears by name in two censuses; the 1850 and 1860 Censuses for Chesterfield County, South Carolina. You can see him listed below as Jesse, age 20 in his parents household. 1 2
1860-Jessie Freeman-Chesterfield
1860 Chesterfeild, Freeman

Also in the household is 2 year old Jane Brock, a granddaughter, whose parents are Jane Freeman and Benjamin Brock.3
 
This census was enumerated in August 1860 and we know from history that the Civil war started just a few months later in January 1861.
 
Sometime between August of 1860 and early 1862 Jesse married a young lady name Ann (LNU, Last name unknown ) and was enlisted on Jan 8, 1862 by Capt. B. T. Davis for 3 years of service in the Civil War. 4

Minnie Sanders Rivers in a “Family History Booklet” completed in the late 1920 states that:

MILITARY: CSA - Co. E, 21st. Regiment Infantry. Killed in action at Petersburg, Virginia in June 1864. Source of Info.: Rivers Family History by Minnie Sanders Rivers, pg. 12.

I did an extensive search to confirmed this death date and was unsuccessful with the Nation Park Service (NPS)  database, Fold3 and Johnson Hagood’s “Memoirs if the War of Secession. Not to be outdone I finally pulled out my History of the 21st SC Volunteers, by John V. Rigdon and found this: 5 6 7 8
 
Jesse Freeman Killed

So Jesse Freeman died in the Civil War and never came home. After the War, his widow Ann married Joseph HALL. We know this from the 1880 census and from a “Bill of Complaint” filed at the death of Jesse Freeman, Sr. in July 1881.  Item 2, of Jesse’s will from this complaint reads: 9 10

II. That the said Jessie Freeman left Surviving him as his heirs  at law and Distributees His Widow Mary Freeman and the following children to wit:
William Freeman Louis Freeman Christine Turnage the wife of Robert Turnage, Ann Hall the wife of Joseph Hall Elizabeth Poston the wife of Elisha Poston and your Complainants Mary Ann Wadsworth and Effie Purvis and also and <sic> granddaughter named Temple Parr, the wife of Samuel Parr who is a child of a daughter of testor named Jane  which said daughter of testator had been intermarried with one Benjamin Brock and predeceased her said father Jesse Freeman.

 
The Widow, Ann, was next found in the 1870 census where we learned that she and Jesse had a son, Jesse Coleman Freeman, b. 1862.11 

1870 CENSUS: Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; Roll:  M593_1491; Image: 91; Family History Library Film: 552990, Page 283A; Line 3, Dwelling 101, Family 101; Ann FREEMAN, female, age 25, born in SC and J. A. FREEMAN, male, age 8, born in SC.
 
But, by 1880, Ann has remarried, taking as her 2nd husband Joseph Hall. 12

1880 Census-Joseph Hall

We see that Ann had two sons prior to her marriage to Joseph Hall and that their first born, Barney, was born in 1876 suggesting that Ann LNU Freeman and Joseph Hall were married in 1875.  

From this union, Ann and Joseph had five additional children; three sons and two daughters. By 1900, Annie is a widower again living with her son Henry in her household and both using the surname – Freeman.13 

1900-Annie Freeman

Ann LNU Freeman Hall died 19 Jun 1925 in Richmond County, NC. After the death of her 2nd husband Joseph Hall, she reverted to using the Freeman surname. Her death certificate shows her father to be Jesse Freeman; this is an error. The surname and parents of Ann, wife of Lewis Freeman, Jr. and Joseph Hall is unknown.14
 
Note Jesse Freeman, Sr. had a daughter names Ann E. Freeman. Many a researcher has mixed these two individual up. Ann E. Freeman daughter of Jesse Sr. married Elisha Polson according to Jesse Sr. Will and she went by the name Elizabeth Poston.

Annie (LNU) Freeman Hall is buried in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Marlboro County, South Carolina.15




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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 173B; Line 27, Dwelling 1123, Family 1122, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[3] Ibid.
[4] National Park Service, "Soldiers" database, Civil War Soldiers & Sailor System (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm : accessed 12 June 2012), entry for Freeman, Jesse, Corporal; 21st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry; Confederate.
[5] Ibid.
[6] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 12 June 2012), entry for Jesse Freeman, Corporal; Company E, 21th SC Infantry; Confederate.
[7] Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865 (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina, 1997), Jesse Freeman is Not Listed as a deceased soldier.
[8] Johnson Hagood, Memoirs of the War of Succession (Camden, SC 29020: Jim Fox Books, 1997 (Reprint)), page 402-403.
[9] 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303C, Line 40, Dwelling 72, Family 72, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[10] Charles Freeman, "COMPLAINT FOR RELIEF," Chesterfield District Chronicle, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2002, Newsletter , Chesterfield County Genealogical Society (https://www.facebook.com/groups/131108983604237/), Pages 21-23.
[11] 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 283A; Line 3,, Dwelling 101, Family 101, Household of Ann FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
[12] 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303C; Line 43, Dwelling 73, Family 73, Household of Joseph HALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[13] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Hebron, Marlboro County, South Carolina, ED 92, Page 12B/157B; Line 64, Dwelling 237, Family 237, Household of Annie FREEMAN.
[14] Annie Freeman, death certificate 010325 (18 June 1925), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[15] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 June 2014); Memorial page for Annie Freeman; (1845–18 June 1925); Find a Grave memorial # 121517243, Citing Salem Baptist Church Cemetery; Salem, Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

It’s Family Time~Charles Washington Brock and Sarah Annie Brock Brock


Family Time

Today's Family Time article will spotlight Charles Washington Brock and his wife Sarah Annie Brock. 

Charles Washington Brock was the son of James Paul Brock and Catherine Josephine Smith. Known as Charlie, he was born on 2 December 1873  as documented on his World War I draft card.1

Sarah Annie Brock is a sister to my Grandmother Mary Catherine “Mamie” Brock. She was the oldest daughter of Benjamin Franklin Brock and Louise Ellen Sellers Brock; born 14 July 1881.2

Charles Washington and  Sarah Annie were married about 1907.3 This date is based on the birth of their fist child, Edna Mae Brock on 4 October 1908 and the 1910 Census where they stated that they had been married 3 years with two living children. Charles and Sarah Annie had 8 children; 7 daughters and one son, between 1908 and 1921.

Charlie was a lifelong farmer; but his life was cut short at the age of 63 on 12 February 1937 when  he died from Apoplexy (stroke).4

Charles Washington was buried in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.5 Sarah Annie Brock lived another 18 years and 10 months. She was buried at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, South Carolina.6

Charles Washington Brock and Sarah Annie Brock were 2nd cousins once removed. Charles is my 2nd cousin 3 times removed and Sarah Annie is my Grand Aunt.





 
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Definition: ap·o·plex·y - unconsciousness or incapacity resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.


[1] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 April 2011), Charley Washington Brock; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, Roll: 1852503.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 March 2011); Memorial page for Sarah Annie Brock; (14 July 1881–18 December 1955); Find a Grave memorial # 51599765, Citing Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[3] 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page 16A/142(stamped); Line 11, Dwelling 273, Family 273, Household of Charlie BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 7 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
[4] Charles W. Brock, death certificate 003286 (12 February 1937), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[5] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 April 2011); Memorial page for Charles W. "Charlie" Brock; (August 1873–12 February 1937); Find a Grave memorial # 51111108, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[6] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 March 2011); Memorial page for Sarah Annie Brock; (14 July 1881–18 December 1955); Find a Grave memorial # 51599765, Citing Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
Other Sources
1. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page: 9A/93(stamped); Line 41, Dwelling 163, Family 168, Household of James BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 11 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
2. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page 16A/142(stamped); Line 11, Dwelling 273, Family 273, Household of Charlie BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 7 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
3. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 40, Page: 24A/180 (stamped); Line 21, Dwelling 429, Family 441, Household of Charles W. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 10 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
4. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 13, Page 265A/8A; Line 14, Dwelling 125, Family 128, Household of Charlie BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 28 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.
5. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 13-19, Page 12B/275(stamped); Line 53, Household #174, Household of James F. BROCK; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 13 July 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3799.
6. State of North Carolina, death no. 28830 (18 December 1955), Sarah Annie Brock; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.








Friday, September 25, 2015

Chesterfield County Probate Folder #578~Robert Bennett Turnage


Robert Bennett Turnage, son of John M. Turnage and Effie Wallace was born on 3 August 1829. in the mid 1850 around 1855, Robert married Christian Freeman. Christian was born 15 April 1843, a daughter of Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis. 

Robert spent his life as farmer raising a large family. Between 1856 and 1885, Robert and Christian had twelve children; eight sons and four daughters. 

Robert lost his beloved, Christian, 29 August 1892. On 17 July 1896, Robert passed away and was buried beside Christian in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.
After his death, his son Hampton submitted letters to administer his estate. The estate file is very sparse consisting of a title page and two documents. 

Image 587 – Title Page

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Image 588 – Petition of Hampton Turnage 

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Transcription:

State of South Carolina} Court of
County of Chesterfield } Probate
The petition of Hampton Turnage shows to this Court
1. That Robert B. Turnage a citizen of the county of Chesterfield and state aforesaid died intestate on or about the 17th day of July 1896 leaving a small personal Estate amounting to about Thirty dollars in the County and State aforesaid upon which administration will be necessary in order that the same may be settled
2. That your petitioner is his son wherefore your petitioner prays for letters of Administration upon the Estate of said intestate.
Nov 8th 1897                                       Hampton Turnage
 
Image 589 – Court Citation

RBTurnage_589
Transcription:

Citation
The State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
I, ? T. L. Huntley Probate Judge Whereas Hampton Turnage made suit to me [to] grant him letters of Administration of the Estate of and effects of Robert B. Turnage.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of the said Robert B. Turnage deceased that they be and appear before me in the court of Probate to be held at Chesterfield on the 25th of November next after publication thereof at 11 o’clock in the forenoon to show cause if any they have why the said Administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 8th day of Nov 1897.
                                                                       T. L. Huntley
                                                                       Judge Probate
                                                                              C. C.
 
Robert’s wife, Christian Freeman, is my 1st cousin 4 times removed.








 
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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19427-41792-20?cc=1911928 : accessed 25 September 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0553B-0637 > image 587 of 1488; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

















Thursday, September 24, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage License Carl Wilburn Atkinson and Martha Ellen Deese


Martha Ellen Deese is the daughter of Zachariah Deese and Clara W. Gathings. She was the youngest of five children with two brothers and two sisters. 

Martha lost her Mother in Jul 1909 and in the 1920 Census her Father, two brothers and herself were found in the household of her sister Lillie and husband Daniel Wright. 

On 24 December 1924 Martha Deese and Carl Wilburn Atkinson were married at the residence of John Brooks, Wadesboro, North Carolina.
 





Atkinson & Deese Marriage

Deese Atkinson Marriage-
  
State of North Carolina}
Anson County}
I, 1 E. J. Hutchinson…… a 2 Baptist Minister… united in matrimony 3. Carl Wilburn Atkinson .. and 4 Martha Deese… the parties licensed above, on the 24th..…day of December, 1925.., at 5. Residence ofJohn Brooks…., in 6….Wadesboro…..Township, in said County, according to law.  
 
*WITNESSES PRESENT AT MARRIAGE
 
Mrs. Chas Brooks..of ..Wadesboro, N. C. ..: Rev. E. J. Hutchinson…….
Miss Sallie Haney..Wadesboro, N.C.
Miss Nannie Brooks..Wadesboro..N.C. Officiating Officer
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1. Name of Person officiating 2. If Minister of what denomination? If Justice of Peace, so state.
3. Name of man married 4. Name of Woman married. 5. Place of marriage. 6. Township *at least 3 persons present at marriage must sign as witnesses.
 
Martha Deese Atkinson is my 1st Cousin twice removed. 
 
 





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[1] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXTT-JQQ : accessed 29 August 2015), Carl Wilburn Atkinson and Martha Deese, 24 Dec 1924; citing Anson, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 296,690













Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~ Andrew J. and Elizabeth R. McBride


Andrew J. McBride
b. June 14, 1855
d. July 7, 1922

Elizabeth R. Boatwright McBride
b. 1856
d. July 30, 1916


McBride Tombstone
Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr


First, let me say that the birth dates for both Andrew and his wife Elizabeth are wrong on this tombstone.

Andrew J. McBride b. 1855 was the son of Jerusha Davis and her husband Archie McBride. Andrew is enumerated with his siblings, his mother and grandmother in the 1860 census for Chesterfield County, SC. He is listed as an 8 years old male in the household (see Line 26). 

1860 Chesterfield -McBride


Elizabeth R. Boatwright was born about 1856, a daughter of George R. Boatwright and Lauretta Hurst.

Andrew and Elizabeth were married about 1877. They had four children:
  • Mary A. McBride
  • George R. McBride
  • William T. McBride
  • Lugenia ‘Lula’ J. McBride (Lugenia in 1900/1910 Census)
In the 1920 census Andrew is living with his son-in-law Jesse Gwyn Previtt and his daughter Lugenia ‘Lula’ the wife of Jesse. Ancestry really mangled their last name and they were somewhat difficult to find.

1920 CENSUS: Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1690; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 933; Page: 10B/166 (stamped); Line 88, Dwelling 181, Family 189; Jesse G. PREVITT [Julie S Pawitt], male, age 42, born in SC; Lula PREVITT [Pawitt], Wife, age 36, born in SC and Andrew McBRIDE, Father-in-Law, age 65, born in SC

The family is buried in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Both Andrew and Elizabeth are my 2nd cousins 3 times removed.







 
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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 February 2014); Memorial page for Andrew J. McBride; (14 June 1855–7 July 1922); Find a Grave memorial # 100363422, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 February 2014); Memorial page for Elizabeth R. Boatwright McBride; (1856–30 July 1916); Find a Grave memorial # 100363604, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[3] 1920 CENSUS: Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1690; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 933; Page: 10B/166 (stamped); Line 88, Dwelling 181, Family 189; Jesse G. PREVITT [Julie S Pawitt], male, age 42, born in SC; Lula PREVITT [Pawitt], Wife, age 36, born in SC and Andrew McBRIDE, Father-in-Law, age 65, born in SC
[4] 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page: 9A/135 (stamped); Line 30, Dwelling 148, Family 148, Household of Andrew McBRIDE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 20 September 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
[5] 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 040, Page: 10B/166 (stamped); Line 88, Dwelling 181, Family 189, Household of Jesse G. PREVITT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : Viewed 20 September 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~WILL of Stephen D. Sellers, 1907


Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.


His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.



Today’s subject is The Chesterfield District WILL of Stephen D. Sellers, 1907.1

Steven D. Sellers Will, page 1Steven D. Sellers Will, page 2
State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
In the name of God Amen.
I Stephen D. Sellers of the county of Chesterfield State of South Carolina being of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same and also being aware of the uncertainty of Life and certainty of Death do make, ordain, Publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form, following that is to say.
1st. I give bequeath and devise all my property both real and Personal to my Sister Susannah Sellers for and during her natural Life to hold and use as She needs it
2. and after the Death of my Sister Susannah what property of mine is left both Real and Personal it to go to my Sister Lucy for her Personal use.
3rd. And if both my Sisters Susannah and Lucy should die and it does not luke [look] it is my will that Balance of my property both real and Personal Shall go to Walter Oliver Son of H. H. & Jane Oliver to hold forever.
4th. And it is my will that all Timber on my Real estate is to stay on Place must be used only on said place.
5th. And Lastly I nominate appoint and constitute the Clerk of Court of Chesterfield County South Carolina whoever he may be to execute this my Last Will and Testament for the Purpose of carrying out the purposed therein declared. In witness whereof I the said Stephen D. Sellers have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the 3rd day of May in the year one thousand nine hundred and Seven and in the 131st year of the Independence of the Unites Sates of America.
Signed Sealed declared}                                 Stephen X (his mark) D. Sellers {LS}
and Published as and}
for his Last Will and}
Testament by the above}
named Stephen D. Sellers}
In the Presence of us who}
at his request and in}
the presence of each other}
have Subscribed our }
names.}
J. S. Wadsworth
H. H. Oliver
S. H. Oliver
 
Stephen D. Sellers, born 17 January 1834 , a son of Roland Sellers and Margaret Eddins.  He never married. Prior to his death on 13 March 1909 he and two of his unmarried sisters, named above, were residing in his home. 
 
1900 CENSUS: Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; Roll: 1523; Enumeration District:0025; FHL microfilm: 1241523, Page: 12A/159 (stamped); Line 44, Dwelling 214, Family 219; Steven D. SELLERS, Male, age 66, born Jan 1834 in SC; Susannah SELLERS, Sister, age 60, born Feb 1840 in SC; Lucy SELLERS, Sister, age 50, born May 1850 in SC and Jim GULLEDGE, Male, Servant, age 15, born Jan 1885 in SC.
 
Stephen D. Sellers is my 1st cousin 4 times removed.








 
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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-31212-21?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-N38:190567401,190561002,190567402,191815201 : accessed 20 September 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0980-1052 > image 581-582 of 1643; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.


























Sunday, September 20, 2015

Census Sunday~What Happen to Daniel Turnage and his brother, John Turnage


The 1850 Census, page 143 , for Chesterfield County contains a real genealogical mystery:

What happen to Daniel Turnage and his brother, John Turnage?


1850 Census, page 143, Chesterfield County, SC

1850 Census Snippet






This is the only Census in which these two boys appear. In this Census they are enumerated in the household of Vicey Purvis
  • Line 19, Dwelling  685, Family 685
  • Vicy PURVIS, age 64
  • Daniel Turnage, age 12
  • John Turnage, age  11
The John Turnage in Vicy’s household may also be the John Turnage enumerated in Dwelling  684, Family 684, Line 18 with Mourning Turnage, age 42. 

Also on this same page just above Mourning Turnage is the Family of Mathew Sellers, age 32 and his wife Sally. (Dwelling  683, Family 683, Line 10

John and Daniel Turnage are,  as stated, enumerated in the Household of Vicy Purvis. An extensive search of records has been made to locate these two boys in Censuses after 1850. That effort has been futile. 

About mid-year 1859, Mathew Sellers and Sally moved their family to Choctaw County Alabama. We know that their youngest child was 6 month old in 1860 and was born in SC.

1860 CENSUS: Northern Division, Choctaw County, Alabama; Roll: M653_5; Image: 544; Family History Library Film: 803005, Page: 534(stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 541, Family 515; M. SELLERS, male, age 42, born in SC and S. SELLERS, female [wife], age 37, born in SC; J. [Jerusha]  SELLERS, Female, age 13, born in SC; M. SELLERS, Male, age 9, born in SC; S.[Sarah]  SELLERS, Female, age 11, born in SC; M. SELLERS, Female, age 6, born in SC; M. SELLERS, Male, age 3, born in SC and S. SELLERS, Female, age 6/12, born in SC. 

In 1860, their oldest daughter, Zilpha Ann, who has just barely turned 16 is no longer in the household of her parents Mathew and Sally Sellers. However, she is next door married to D. J. PURVIS. Line 37



1860-Mathew Sellers
But, Who is D. J. Purvis? Further research shows that D. J. Purvis is Daniel J. Purvis. After extensive searching no record of Daniel J. Purvis has been found until his appearance in the 1860 Choctaw County, Alabama census. 

Is Daniel Turnage and Daniel Purvis the same individual? I think so.
  • Daniel Turnage was born in 1838 (1850 Census)
  • Daniel J. Purvis was born 1837
  • Daniel Turnage disappears after 1850
  • Daniel J. Purvis did not exits prior to 1860.
I think that the Turnage boys took the name of there caregiver, Vicy Purvis. DNA testing is the only way this mystery will be solved. 

If you have any information that may contribute to solving this mystery please contact me by posting your comments to this blog post. 








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[1] 1850 CENSUS: Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; Roll:  M432_851; Image: 290, Page: 143A(stamped); Line 19, Dwelling 685, Family 685; Vicy PERVIS, female, age 64, born in SC; Daniel TURNAGE, male, age 12, born in SC and John TURNAGE, male, age 11, born in SC.  
[2] 1860 CENSUS: Northern Division, Choctaw County, Alabama; Roll: M653_5; Image: 544; Family History Library Film: 803005, Page: 534(stamped); Line 37, Dwelling 542, Family 516; D. J. PERREY [PURVIS], male, age 23, born in SC and Z. [Zylpha Ann] PERREY [PURVIS], female [wife], age 16,  born in SC.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

It’s Family Time~Richard Calvin Sellers, Jr. and Wife Emma


Family TimeToday's Family Time article will spotlight my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed, Richard Calvin Sellers, Jr. and his wife Emma Levicia Gardner. 

Richard Calvin Sellers, Jr, was born 1 April 1861, a son of Richard Calvin Sellers, Sr. and his wife Sarah Jordan. He was eight of 12 children born to Richard and Sarah. 1 2

Emma Levicia Gardner, was born 15 Dec 1864, a daughter of John Nelson Gardner and his wife Levicia Burr. 

Richard Calvin and Emma Levicia were married in 1890. Calvin and Emma had no known children. 

Emma Levicia died 16 Jan 1919 and Richard Calvin lived another 20+ years passing away on 19 May 1940 at the age of 79. 

No death certificate was found for either Emma or Richard Calvin Sellers. 
Emma Levicia Gardner Sellers is buried at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hunts Mills, Chesterfield County, SC.3

Richard Calvin Sellers is buried at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.4 Why they are not buried side by side is not known by me.  






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[1] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0020, Page 5A/77(Stamped), Line 34, Dwelling 79, Family 79, Household of Calvin SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : Viewed` 11 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
[2] 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0036, Page: 13A/116 (stamped); Line 10, Dwelling 212, Family 214, Household and d of Richard C. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : Viewed 11 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 June 2014); Memorial page for Richard Calvin Sellers, Jr.; (1 April 1861–19 May 1940); Find a Grave memorial # 45749191, Citing Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 June 2014); Memorial page for Emma Levici Sellers; (15 December 1864–16 January 1919); Find a Grave memorial # 32001904, Citing Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery ; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[5] Image courtesy of Google Images. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Probate Record #496-Petition of I. B. Rivers


On 8 Sept. Ancestry announced a significant and massive release of Probates records for the United States.  The database can be accessed here:

http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/us_willsprobate

From the South Carolina (SC) portion of this database we can access the Probate records for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9080

From this set of records I pulled this petition of I. B. Rivers for the administration of his Father's estate.   Notice that this probate file (#496) is listed on Ancestry as W. S. Rivers. This is an error.   

I. B. Rivers is Isaac Berkley Rivers and his father is William James Rivers. 

Probate #496-William James Rivers

W. J. Rivers














Petition of Isaac Berkley Rivers

Petition of I. B. Rivers
State of South Carolina
County of Chesterfield
I. The petitioner I. B. Rivers shows to this court that W. J. Rivers late of the county of Chesterfield departed this life on the 16th April 1894 intestate and left a personal Estate of about three hundred Dollars situated in this county.
II. That your petitioner is the son of deceased and their being no Administration your petitioner ask that the Court do appoint him Said Administration and he ever prays
Sept. 4th 1894                                    I. B. Rivers


This is valid and conclusive source of the death date for William James Rivers. The source is the Ancestry Probate Database. Citing this source should be done per the Genealogical Proof Standard.






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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19388-16531-20?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-C68:190567401,190561002,190567402,191054401 : accessed 17 September 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0470-0553A > image 628 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mathew Sellers, Chesterfield to Choctaw County, Alabama


E-mail correspondence from a fellow researcher (Gary P) of Columbia, South Carolina led to some research that identified another migration of families from South Carolina.
Page 534 of the 1860 Choctaw County, Alabama Census shows  Purvis, Sellers, Hurst and Massey families that migrated from Chesterfield County, SC to Choctaw County, Alabama. 
1860 Choctaw County, Alabama
(Clicking on Images will make them larger)






  







On this page (534) we find Massey, Hurst, Sellers and Purvis families. On Line 27, Dwelling 542, Family 516 is D. J. PERVEY as shown; the family is really Daniel J. Purvis and his wife Zilpha Ann Sellers Purvis. 

1860 Choctaw County, Alabama (enlarged)Zilpha Ann Sellers Purvis. was born in Chesterfield county about 1844 to Mathew Sellers and his wife Sallie [LNU].
If you know Sallie’s surname please contact me.  






The family is found in Chesterfield County in 1850 and in Choctaw County Alabama in 1860.
1850 Census-Matthew Sellers
1860-Mathew Sellers
You can see Zilpha Ann, age 6 in the 1850 Census in Mathew household and again in 1860, at age 16, as the wife of Daniel J. Purvis. 

Also if you study the 1860 census for the household of Mathew Sellers you will find their youngest child, S. Sellers, female. age 6/12. This particular Census was taken on 29 August 1860. This suggests that S. Sellers age 6/12 was born about February 1860. 

This in turn suggest that Mathew Sellers packed up his family between February and August of 1860 and moved them to Choctaw County, Alabama. 


Mathew’s wife Sally died sometime before Aug 1876. In August 1876, Mathew married Elizabeth M. Christian daughter of Alex Christian.  Mathew Sellers died 1 March 1896 in Choctaw County, Alabama. 

The parents of Mathew Sellers, born about 1818 have never been determined. Marie Gulledge Wiggins and James “Jim” Pigg worked extensively of the Sellers line. The Sellers line is also my direct line on the maternal side of my family and as of tonight Mathew’s parents are still unknown. If you have information on this family, please contact me.









 

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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 143A(stamped); Line 10, Dwelling 683, Family 683, Household of Mathew SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 12 September 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Choctaw County, Alabama, population schedule, Northern Division, Choctaw County, Alabama, Page: 534(stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 541, Family 515, Household of M. [Mathew] SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 12 September 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_5.
[3] 1880 U. S. Census, Choctaw County, Alabama, population schedule, Beat 4, Choctaw County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) 017, Page: 204D (stamped); Line 15, Dwelling NL, Family 218, Household of Mathew SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 12 Sept 2015); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 007.
[4] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 12 September 2015), entry for MATHEW SELLERS, Private; Company "C", 3rd Reg't Alabama Reserves; Confederate.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Miles Hurst



Miles Hurst
b. Apr. 10, 1811
d. Nov. 24, 1895
bu. Hurst Cemetery 

30005082_122476917902

The parents of Miles Hurst are unknown to me. Miles married Theatus Thurman, the said daughter of John Thurman and Anne Perkins. 

Miles and Theatus marriage date is unknown due to the loss of “public records” during the Civil War for Chesterfield County. However, based on the birth of their first known child, Luke Hurst, in 1831 its most likely they were married about 1829-30. They were not found in the 1830 Census for Chesterfield County. 

Miles and Theatus had 11 children; 7 lived to adulthood, 6 daughters and one son.
Theatus died 5 May 1873 and Miles passed away on 24 November 1895. They are buried in the Hurst Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3
















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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 November 2013); Memorial page for Miles HURST; (10 April 1811–24 November 1895); Find a Grave memorial # 30005082, Citing Hurst Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19427-40959-21?cc=1911928&wc=MP59-ZNL:190567401,190561002,190567402,191134501 : accessed 13 September 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0553B-0637 > image 685 of 1488; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 November 2013); Memorial page for Theatus Thurman Hurst; (11 March 1811–5 May 1873); Find a Grave memorial # 30005120, Citing Hurst Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Heirs at Law of Miles Hurst, November 1895


Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.


Today’s subject is a Petition naming the Heirs at Law of Miles Hurst, November 1895.
From the Miles Hurst Estate Files, Folder #584, Chesterfield County Probate Office, Chesterfield, SC we have the following document naming the Heirs at Law of Miles Hurst at the time of his death. 

Heirs of Miles Hurst
 
The State of South Carolina} In Probate
Chesterfield County} Court
The petition of C. B. McNair respectfully submit and shows to this Court
1. That Miles Hurst late of the County and state aforesaid died intestate on 24th of November AD 1895 leaving as his heirs at law the following Luke Hurst- Martha Hurst- Mrs. Margurette Watson Mrs Elizabeth Sellers Mrs. Ann Hancock Mrs. Ellen Streater and Mrs. Albany McNair.
2. That the said intestate left considerable property and it is necessary for the proper and rightful settlement of said Estate that an Administrator should be appointed by this Court to administer upon the said Estate.
3. That your petitioner is the husband is the above named Albany McNair and as such he has an interest in said Estate.
4. That as far as this petitioner knows no one of the heirs at law have applied for letters of Administration upon said Estate.
Therefore your petitioner prays that this Court do grant him letters of Administration upon the said estate and will ever pray &c.
                                                                C. B. McNair
 
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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19427-40148-38?cc=1911928&wc=MP59-ZNL:190567401,190561002,190567402,191134501 : accessed 13 September 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0553B-0637 > image 690 of 1488; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.











Sunday, September 13, 2015

Obituary Sunday~William Manuel Eddings


WILLIAM M. EDDINGS
 
Special to The State.
Cheraw, June 9.-William M. Eddings, a resident of Cheraw for a number of years, died suddenly at his home Saturday afternoon, his death coming as a shock to his family and friends. Mr. Eddings, who celebrated his 75th birthday anniversary two weeks ago, retired from active business several years ago.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in St. David’s cemetery.
Mr. Eddings is survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters, Walker Eddings and Brooks Eddings of Cheraw, R. L. Eddings of Wilmington, N.C., A. C. Eddings of Columbia, Mrs. William Bennett and Mrs. W. B. Hughey of Columbia and Mrs. T. N. Crocker of Newberry.



William Manuel Eddings, b. 17 May 1853, was the son of James Ellis Eddings and Diana Boan. He married Hattie Catherine Sharpe. 

William Manuel Eddings is my 1st cousin 3 times removed.





 
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[1] William M. Eddings obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 10 June 1928, page 6, column 3.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

It’s Family Time~Irvin Samuel Brock, b. 1855

Family Time
Irvin Samuel Brock, born about 1855, was the son of Stephen Brock and Nancy Smith. He was a farmer.
In 1877, Irvin Samuel Brock married Mary A. Stubbs, daughter of John Wellington Stubbs and Mary A. McQuage. Mary was born about 1853. 1 2 3 4 5

Irvin Samuel and Mary A. Brock had five children; three daughters and two sons. One son died at age five. Their children were:    

Minnie M. Brock-(1878-1949)
Lillian Mae Brock-(1880-1963)
Alliene W. Brock-(1884-1974)
Harold I. Brock-(1887-1892)
Leon Coit Brock-(1890-1971)
Irvin Samuel Brock died unexpectedly on 12 October 1897 at the age of 42 leaving a considerable estate. A document signed by his brother, Peter Haley Brock states “that I. S. BROCK died intestate on 12 October 1897, leaving a considerable personal Estate, left no Widow and his children who are of age are ALL GIRLS and the petitioner is BROTHER of the deceased. Dated 16 October 1897. [Image 1259] 6

 Probate Petition
Death of I. S. Brock
Special to The State.
Cheraw, Oct. 13 -- Mr. J. S. Brock, one of Cheraw's most prominent business men, died at his home yesterday. He was buried this afternoon at 3 o'clock with Masonic honors. He was also a Knight of Pythias. His two daughters, who are students at Winthrop, reached home in time to be with their father during his last hours. 7 8


All of the children of age were girls; but Irvin and Mary also had a 7 year old son. No death date had been found for Mary A. Stubbs Brock. We do know that she and Irvin Samuel had a son, Leon Coit, born 17 February 1890. This birth most likely led to her death. Leon Coit Brock lived to be 81 year old and died on 12 December 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 






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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 55. Tombstone of Irvin Samuel Brock; 1855–1897, Old St. David's Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 106, Line 23, Dwelling 184, Family 183, Household of Stephen BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed March 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 260B(stamped); Line 21, Dwelling #186, Family #192, Household of N[ancy] BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 8 October 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
4. 1870 U S Census, Richmond County, North Carolina, population schedule, Wolf Pit, Richmond County, North Carolina, Page: 672A(stamped); Line 38, Dwelling 164, Family 162, Irvin S. Brock in Household of John K. SMITH; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 April 2013); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1156.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 003, Page 295D, Line 45, Dwelling 109, Family 120; Household of J.[I] S. BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 April 2013); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
6. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Estate Records #717 Estate of I. S. BROCK; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 4 April 2013); 717.
7. Death of I. S. Brock obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 14 October 1897, page 6.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 Apr 2013); Memorial page for Irvin S. Brock; (1855–1897); Find a Grave memorial # 80815404, Citing Old Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.






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